1: When choosing your clothes for a trip, please look at fabric and consider the following factors: thickness, quality of your clothes, weight of each items, wrinkles (how easily they form wrinkles), transparency if any, and finally the texture of your clothes. Ideal travel clothing should be durable, occupy minimal space and should be very low in weight, is wrinkle-free, opaque, and most importantly matches with the rest of your clothing in style and fit.
2: Most the places you go will have much more than what you need. You can buy almost anything, anywhere in the world. So you can get away with only packing half of what you think you’ll need.
3: Be absolutely aware of your color palette when selecting clothes. If your color palettes are cross compatible, you will have many outfits from less clothing.
4: Versatile, low-maintenance clothing is important when packing light. Consider these factors that make an article of clothing desirable when traveling and aim to maintain each of them, ok, at least some of them 🙂
– Comfortable for touring around, but can be dressed up for the evening
– Quick dry clothes.
– Is appropriate for cool or warm weather
– Doesn’t show stains
– Folds up small
– Coordinates well with almost everything else you’re bringing By doing this you maximize the usage of each article of clothing so you can bring less.
5: If you’re traveling for longer than 7 days only pack enough clothes for 7 days, no matter how long you’re traveling for. It’s easier to find a Laundromat once a week then carry around the extra weight of more clothing than is necessary.
6: Avoid clothing that is too bulky and may take up too much space and Instead of bringing a bulky jacket, bring a light jacket and dress in layers.
7: A long sleeve and a short sleeve button shirt will work well for most places you travel to as well as some T-shirts.
8: Roll your clothing efficiently to allow for more space. Using the method I demonstrate can save a lot of space and allow you to pack lighter.